"The room was in an old hotel that didn't offer the amenities of newer hotels. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 28 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Ford's Theater

Downtown Washington D.C. stay

Your stay at this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Ford's Theater and Capital One Arena. Washington Monument and Smithsonian Institution are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 3 restaurants and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a computer station are also offered.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 236 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and room service. Phones and free toiletries are also available.

Small Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$115 per night

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King and Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Harrington ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Harrington

Everyone (20)
3 out of 5
The room was in an old hotel that didn't offer the amenities of newer hotels.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018

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4 out of 5
Very good location. Reasonably priced. Cleanliness could be improved. Food quality in restaurant below could be better.

Posted by , from Chicago on Jul 17, 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice location for downtown walking

Great location for touring all the sites. It was an easy walk to get to our big bus tour from the hotel. It is an older hotel, though. They say they are the oldest continually operating hotel in DC. Since it is an older hotel, it doesn’t have the modern feel, but we found that it took care of all of needs.

Posted by , from White Pa on Jul 14, 2018

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2 out of 5
We were excited to be on the top (11th) floor, until we saw how tiny our room was. It was tucked in a corner and was tinier than the broom closet next to it. The room was clean, but we couldnt regulate the temperature ourselves. There was a ceiling fan we couldnt get to work. The shower was terrible, temperature was impossible to regulate and cycled from scalding hot to freezing cold. Common areas were filthy. They didnt even vacuum the elevator. There is no "lobby" to speak of. Just a small public foyer with no place to sit other than old, re-purposed office chairs. The smell coming from Harry's restaurant smells like mold and old mop water. This could be such a charming old hotel of the owners would put some aesthetics & elbow-grease into it, but it's hay-day seems to be over. That being said . . . the location and convenience and price couldnt be beat. I'd only stay there again on a pinch. I'd pay and extra $100 per nite to stay somewhere with higher cleanliness standards.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Jun 18, 2018

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4 out of 5
Prime location. Easy walk to to White House and museums.

Posted by on May 28, 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location and charming. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Posted by , from St George SC on Apr 14, 2018

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4 out of 5

Walk to everything

We booked this hotel last minute and took advantage of a sale on our room. We were pleased to find that our room for 4 adults was actually two rooms for the price of one! We enjoyed separate bedrooms, separate bathrooms, as well as two tvs. Yes, the hotel is dated and if you're looking for luxury perhaps a higher priced option would suit you better. We simply needed a clean comfortable place to sleep for a night and were delighted with Harrington's proximity to the points of interest in DC as well as being close to the Metro-rail.

Posted by , from North Eastern Pennsylvania on May 9, 2017

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3 out of 5

Down with renovation

Pros: Location and cost.
Cons: When one asks for a wake up call, and they say they will do so, they should do so. In other words, I fear for those who do not bring an alarm clock.
Location: Well, it is only a short walk to Pennsylvania Avenue where you can risk arrest by paintballing the word "Trump" on the Trump International Hotel.
Reminds me of the room shared by Mr. and Mrs. Smith in Bogota, but not as big.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

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4 out of 5

Just what I expected

It's an older property. I picked it for the price and location to the national monuments - not for the décor or amenities. It was exactly as I expected. The rooms were comfortable, the staff was nice and helpful, and the price was reasonable compared to the fancier hotels nearby. I loved that I could take the Blue line from the DCA airport to the hotel - the Metro Center station is only a block and a half away. I didn't need a car at all. There are lots of restaurants nearby. My room had a hair dryer, iron, and refrigerator. Free wifi. Flat screen TV. What more could you want? lol The cons are: the hotel is older, my last day one of the elevators was acting wonky, and sometimes scalding hot water would periodically burst out while I was taking a shower. But none of that ruined my stay or would prevent me from coming back.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Oct 23, 2016

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4 out of 5

great location.

Good, clean, near a Metro Center station, great location, centrally located, very modest price, inexpensive breakfast on site. Not luxurious, but so what?

Posted by , from NYC on Aug 19, 2016

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Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, a vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at Hotel Harrington . For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Washington hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 236 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1914
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2.5 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Harrington offers 236 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Harriet's Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Harry's Pub - This pub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Ollieburger & Fries - This theme restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)
  • Smoking rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 23.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in smoking rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.